Christina Dinar

Junior Researcher Platform Governance
Christina Dinar
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Christina Dinar has been working at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research │Hans-Bredow-Institut since June 2021. She works in the research programme "Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces" in the project "Platform Governance in the Super Election Year 2021". There, she focuses on smaller and community-based platforms as democratic reallaboratories for content moderation.

Christina Dinar studied social work at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences and cultural studies, gender and theology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
She worked for Wikimedia Germany in the community sector from 2013 to 2015 to increase the share of women in Wikipedia authorship. Coming from a pedagogical background, she co-developed "Digital Streetwork", which transforms existing approaches of outreach support services into a digital environment. For the Amadeu Antonio Foundation, she developed and led digital projects on anti-discrimination work online from 2015 to 2019 and has spoken and written widely as an expert on solutions to hate speech. From 2018 to 2020, she held the position of Deputy Director of the Center for Internet and Human Rights (CIHR) with research on freedom of expression online and a focus on scholarship, policy and practice transfer.
Christina Dinar is interested in digital publics that are shaped by communities and develop their own rules for dealing with hate speech and disinformation. For her, this creates a digital space that is more diverse, more democratic and also oriented towards the common good.









Where the Wind Doesn't Blow: The Chances of “Smalltech” – Alternative, Democratic Content Moderation Through Community-Involvement

Christina Dinar

Smalltech are small and medium-size or niche platforms. Research as well as lobbying did not exist so far, as there is a strong focus on the bigtech companies – that is usually where all the wind blows. The session gives an overview of unconventional and community-oriented approaches in content moderation of smalltech and holds a lesson for bigtech
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Lightning Talk